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About Other / Professional Premium Member Liam SharpMale/United States Groups :iconmadefire: MADEFIRE
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21 deviants said Cap Stone. We still love you Liam!
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7 deviants said Milk for the Ugly. Too awesome! And scary. Plus - goat. Goats are cool. And a bit creepy.
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7 deviants said Other. As always, your choices stink Sharpy. Where's Star Trek? Hellboy? Come on!!!!
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5 deviants said Sherlock Holmes. It's Sherlock Holmes for heaven's sake! And it's Bill Sienkiewicz!!! Come on!!!
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4 deviants said MLP - because cute ponies. That move!!!
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4 deviants said MONO. It's a monkey. And it's a man. It's a monkey-man!
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3 deviants said Treatment. Damn, that's some hardcore shizzle! And - Dave Gibbons! Duh!
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3 deviants said Briar Rose. And Rapunzel. That stuff rocks - in a girl but cool way. I'm not affraid to say it!
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1 deviant said War in Heaven. Oh man - that stuff is so incredibly EPIC!!!! And scary!!!! Amazing bro.
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No deviants said Ugh! Who doesn't love a good light-hearted caveman gag-fest?

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Liam Sharp
Artist | Professional | Other
United States
Liam Sharp is the co-founder and CCO of Madefire, as well as an artist, writer and publisher. www.madefire.com

He made his debut in the late 1980s drawing Judge Dredd for 2000ad. He later moved to Marvel UK, where he drew the best-selling Marvel UK title ever, Death's Head II. Thereafter he began working mainly in the United States on books as diverse as the X-Men, the Hulk, Spider-Man, Venom, Man-Thing (for Marvel Comics), Superman, Batman, and The Possessed (for DC Comics and Wildstorm), Spawn: The Dark Ages (for Todd McFarlane and Image) and Red Sonja for Dynamite comics.
Liam has also worked on more mature themed books for Verotik, drawing Frank Frazetta's The Death Dealer, and a strip originated by Stan Winston called Realm of the Claw.

In 2004 Liam established MamTor™ Publishing with wife Christina. This saw the launch of the critically acclaimed and award-winning anthology Event Horizon, and the prestigious collaboration with Mother (London) Advertising, Four Feet From a Rat, which appeared as a quarterly comic in Time Out magazine. This led to work on three major advertising campaigns for the Coca-Cola Company, art and design work for Strange Beast, Passion Pictures, Knuckleheads, Shots magazine and Red Arrow Entertainment amongst others.

Liam also worked on designs for the movies Lost in Space, Small Soldiers and the animated series Batman Beyond.

More recent work includes co-creating the controversial DC/Vertigo title Testament with best-selling novelist and media commentator Douglas Rushkoff, the comic adaptation of the seminal XBox game Gears of War for Wildstorm, and the graphic novella Aliens: Fast Track to Heaven for Dark Horse.

Liam's critically acclaimed first novel GOD KILLERS: MACHIVARIUS POINT & OTHER TALES was published in 2008 with a second edition in 2009.

For Madefire he is currently working on an epic personal project that he is co-writing with wife Christina McCormack called Captain Stone is Missing... as well as writing MONO, and co-producing art with Bill Sienkiewicz for a series of Sherlock Holmes stories.
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This post is an important one. Please give it a minute.

I'm shortly going to stop banging on about Cap Stone. There are two more issues to come out, and only one more digital episode, but my work is done on book 1. The future of the title is now in the lap of the gods, and there may well never be any more, much as I would love to do more. It has to prove itself.

Madefire, as a company, has been an amazing success. It continues to be the case. You may not know it but we are no.1 in the books section on the iOS App Store, and we have been since July last year - ahead of Marvel and DC in the category. The app continues to ingest incredible unique independent voices, and almost all the major publishers have their catalogs on there. We're on iOS, Android, Windows, Google TV and the web via deviantART. We're going strong!

Cap Stone has had SOME love. The digital version was voted best digital comic of the year a while back, even if the print reviews have been poor. The warmth I've enjoyed for the art I've shared this year has been heartening beyond words. I'm very proud of it! But it cannot sustain itself without an audience.

Nobody - me included - likes being sold to. But when something is free then it's not really selling! You can read all the Cap issues free on deviantART, right in your browser. (Or you can pay $0.99 an episode on the app, or go and buy the comic from your local comic store.)

If you have an innate prejudice against digital with motion and sound, I urge you - give this a go. It's not what you imagine it to be! It's another medium - a NEW medium. It's pretty amazing, very fluid, and immersive. It's not the same as motion comics - and why treat the digital space the same as you would a piece of paper?

Please go read the latest episode by clicking the thumb directly below this. You won't regret it.

I'd like Cap to be one of the books that survives, that has staying power. I believe in it.

Give it a chance. It has mighty chops! And then - please - spread the word. Help more people find Captain Stone!

Cheers all,

Liam.

Captain Stone Is Missing... - Episode 9: Katrinka by MadefireStudios

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LT-metamorphose-LT Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Student Filmographer
I'm sorry to bother you but I do have a question regarding on genuine intentions and aspirations on threading the artistic path. Did you once have a feeling where you didn't know what to do next in your art journey and started to question why you went along that path, regardless of how much you progressed? If you did, how did you overcome it? I'm asking this because I'm feeling like this and I just wanted some advice from a (honorable and humble) professional like you. I'm currently in an Animation course in a polytechnic if that helps. Thanks again!
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LT-metamorphose-LT Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thank you sir. :) I reckoned you did mention about this in one of your journals, but there's too many journals to read through again. I forgot that I even replied on that journal post as well! It's a good reminder for me what I thought back then and now. Again, many thanks.
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guhruuu Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
great stuff man, keep on going =)
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LiamSharp Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you! I'll do my best! :-)
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